How to Make Gingerbread Houses with Graham Crackers

  About 20 years ago, on the first Friday of December I unknowingly created a tradition that was to haunt me for the rest of my life. I made houses out of graham crackers, bought candy, and invited the kids’ friends over to decorate the “gingerbread” houses. Since then I have only missed one party – and …

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Boozy Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe

This chocolate covered cherries recipe is my favorite for a  lot of reasons. For one, it travels well. I sent batches to all three of my military sons and even the box that took 11 days getting to Japan arrived safely and the candies were still good. When that happens I know I’ve got a …

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Peppermint Blossom Cookies

Peppermint Blossom Cookies are buttery vanilla cookies with a white chocolate peppermint kiss in the center. They are slightly crumbly, very buttery, and I have it on good authority that they are one of Santa’s favorites! I had plans to make about four different kinds of cookies this week but I think I overextended myself …

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Cap’n Crunch French Toast

Cap’n Crunch French toast with a Southern twist? What’s not to like? I have to confess that as a kid I was somewhat of a Cap’n Crunch addict. Long before Crunch Berries, Peanut Butter Crunch, or anything else the Cap’n and I had a standing date on Saturday mornings.

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Chocolate Cherry Bon Bons

Chocolate cherry bon bons are always some of the most popular cookies on the cookie tray. A dark chocolate cookie dough is spiced up with a little chipotle then a Maraschino cherry is pressed in the dough. A thick layer of ganache is spooned over the entire thing and it’s baked. Just incredible, I promise. …

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Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash is an awesome twist on traditional hash. Cubed sweet potatoes, bacon, onion, and peppers are sauteed and mixed with just a little maple syrup to sweeten it. Ancho peppers add a little spicy kick. [pullquote]It is important to always eat some fat with sweet potatoes. It helps your body to absorb the …

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